AG FOOD SCIENCE Full Year Course - 1 Unit
The Food Science class provides learning experiences in food science and safety, which allows students to apply scientific knowledge and processes to the development and preservation of food products. Issues of food science and safety are examined from a scientific and technological perspective. Students critically analyze information to evaluate and draw conclusions on the appropriate use of technology in food science and safety practices. Topics may include principals of food preservation, food processing, biochemistry, food selection, and consumer health.
AG WELDING Full Year Course - 1 Unit (Level 10, 11, 12)
Prerequisite: Agriscience, $50 lab fee
The purpose of this one-year course is to provide an in-depth perception in the field of welding. Students will learn the skills of arc welding, mig welding, oxy welding, tig welding, cutting, basic geometry, metal fabrication and metal selection and production. Students will develop and will have limited time for individual project construction.
AG WELDING II Full Year Course - 1 Unit (Level 11, 12)
Prerequisite: Agriscience and Ag Welding, $50 lab fee
The purpose of this one-year course is to provide an in-depth perception of the field of agriculture power, structural and technical systems. Students will learn the skills of welding, cutting, basic geometry, metal fabrication, agriculture buildings and electricity, machinery maintenance and calibration, tool use and identification, measurement use, and metal selection and production. Students will develop their own construction projects in metals and will be responsible for measurement and cost analysis.
AGRICULTURE ON THE JOB TRAINING Full Year Course - 1 Unit (Level 12)
Prerequisite: Students will be required to have been enrolled in three agricultural courses and currently enrolled in the fourth course. Seniors must be enrolled in any agriculture class at the same time as Ag OJT to be involved with FFA and other activities in class.
The purpose of this course is for seniors to get out into the community and work in different areas of agriculture. This is an opportunity for any agricultural senior to explore hands-on interests in agriculture. Students must choose any agriculture job placement area in which they plan to expand their knowledge. They also need to have developed a cover letter, resume, letters of reference and create a personal portfolio to present to employers. FFA advisor and employer will work in cooperation to educate and evaluate each of the students.
AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP Full Year Course - 1 Unit (Level 11, 12)
Students will spend a great deal of time working on business principles, economics, futures and commodity trading, marketing, financing, communications, farm management, recordkeeping, and professional skill development. This class will provide career and leadership opportunities that will enable the student to further their education or begin a career in or out of the agriculture industry.
AGRISCIENCE Full Year Course - 1 Unit (Level 9, 10, 11, 12)
This class is a prerequisite to all other agriculture education classes.
The purpose of this one-year course is to provide brief instruction for all realms of agriculture. Emphasis will be placed on the aspects of FFA, SAE activities, recordkeeping, basic speech skills, career and employment opportunities, animal and plant science, career development events, parliamentary procedure, basic safety and lab skills, and current issues in agriculture. After completion of this course, students will have a better understanding of careers and opportunities available to them in the field of agriculture.
ANIMAL SCIENCE Full Year Course - 1 Unit (Level 10,11, 12)
This is a one-year course open to students who have completed Agriscience. Areas of study will include cattle, sheep, swine, horses, aquaculture, and small animals and pets. Emphasis will be placed on production, basic vet care, feeding and nutrition, genetics, management practices, facilities design, waste management, meat science, and marketing.
PLANT SCIENCE Full Year Course - 1 Unit (Level 10, 11, 12)
This is a one-year course available to students who have completed Agriscience. Course material is designed to offer the student the opportunity to explore the many aspects involved in horticulture, crop production and management. We will discuss plant growth and development as well as conduct experiments with soils, fertilizers, and herbicides. Field trips will allow students to gain "hands-on-experience". Laboratory and FFA activities will correspond with materials pertinent to classroom instructions.